Real Estate shouldn’t be difficult. Here at Griffin Realty, we’re dedicated to making your experience as comfortable as possible. Life can be stressful when you’re in a family, so we want to be the family you’ve always dreamed of–not too small and definitely not too big. We aim to provide a hands on experience that can only be matched by, well, your family. That’s why our team is the best! Now we’re not gonna kiss and hug you (and please for the love everything that is good, don’t do that to us), but we do hope that you’ll come back to just hangout. We got water, A/C, and sometimes doughnuts. So, let’s meet your new family!

Clarence W. Boone Jr.

Broker/Realtor

Mobile: 812-902-9027

Office: 812-323-7232

cboone@leanong.com

Specialties: Buyer’s Agent, Listing Agent

In January of 2018, Clarence joined the Griffin Realty team in Bloomington, IN. Prior to this, he enjoyed a 25-year career in development and alumni relations with both the Indiana University Foundation and the Indiana University Alumni Association. Also, he served as a liaison to the Office of the Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs.  

These former experiences in negotiations, volunteer management and alumni engagement have helped prepare Clarence for making dreams come true in the exciting world of real estate brokerage. Incorporating a keen eye for detail coupled with a heart full of patience, Clarence enjoys advising, evaluating and marketing properties for clients.

In his spare time, Clarence volunteers in the community and at WFHB Radio in Bloomington where for 14 years, he has produced a multiple award-winning one-hour weekly black public affairs program called, “Bring It On!”

Clarence is married to Ann Logan-Boone and they have two adorable daughters, Aniya and Alayna.

 

Mitra Kaviani

Broker/Realtor

Mobile:  812-340-4077

Office: 812-323-7232

mkaviani@leanong.com

Specialties: Buyer’s Agent, Listing Agent

We’re so glad that Mitra is a part of our Griffin Realty team. Having arrived in the States in 2014 from Iran, she met Don Griffin the same year and was quickly hired to help grow business. With a B.S. in Statistics and Accounting and practical experience in the insurance business, she lends her financial expertise and and real-world-know-how to our diverse group.

“I never thought one day I would start working in real estate, but when I began working with Don and saw firsthand how he tries to help people every day, I became interested in becoming a realtor. I consider him a mentor. Don respects other cultures which makes me feel good working for him. I think he is one of  the best people I know and the reason I’m in real estate.”

When not in the office quietly working away, you’ll find her reading, shopping, or baking Persian delicacies to share with friends and family.

 

Tim Ballard

Broker/Realtor

Mobile:812-325-1648

Office: 812-323-7232

tballard@leanong.com

Specialties: Buyer’s Agent, Listing Agent

Family man and Boy Scout, Tim Ballard, is definitely someone you want on your team.  Helping develop Griffin Realty and newly formed tenant placement agency, Off Campus Housing Agency (OCHA!) as Director of Operations, his business background and international perspective brings the team together. Having retired from several years of teaching and trading Euro options and futures at the Chicago Board of Trade, he now spends his time in Bloomington with his family using his unique skill sets on guiding and educating clients on their investments and commercial as well as residential ownership experience.

Tim first met Don when Don showed him and his wife, Meg, their first house in Bloomington. They immediately connected, with Tim admiring both Don’s business and life philosophies, and the rest is history.

Tim loves being a part of Griffin Realty, and when you don’t see him in the office or on the phone, he is away on a adventure in a national park somewhere with Meg and their two beautiful children.

 

Rachel LaGrange

Realtor/Office Manager

Mobile: 812-320-4605

Office: 812-323-7232

rachel@homefinder.org

Specialties: Sales Manager, Buyer’s Agent, Listing Agent

We are so excited to be working with the Famous Rachel LaGrange! She has a been a delight to work in our small, but strong office.

Licensed as a Salesperson in 1992, Rachel’s early real estate career consisted of helping clients in the process of buying and selling property, with a specialty in new construction. She received her Broker’s license in 1997, and became the Sales Manager at the largest and oldest company in Bloomington in 1998. In 2000, when the company merged with a locally owned state franchise company, Rachel was named Referrals & Relocation Manager, a position she held until 2008. With her commitment to helping people buy and sell real estate, her eye for detail and organizational skills, she became Assistant to a long-time agent in 2008, and continued as a Broker and Office Administrator until August, 2017. She worked with an independent company helping Buyers & Sellers until November 2018. Rachel is now helping Buyers & Sellers and serving as Office Manager at Griffin Realty.

Rachel served as a Director on the Bloomington MLS Board of Directors in 2008 and 2010-2013, and served as the Project Manager for the transition to a new website host for the MLS in 2009. She was the 2002 President of the Bloomington Board of REALTORS. In addition, Rachel obtained the Graduate, REALTOR Institute (GRI) designation in 1998, and has served on or chaired a number of BBOR committees since starting her real estate career.